Monday Night Football had a big night in the ratings, just like Tom Brady on the field.
The regular season debut of the venerable franchise on ESPN decimated the competition on both cable and broadcast television, attracting 14.57 million viewers for the NFL game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins and a 6.3 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds. Brady made the hot South Florida night hotter, passing for 517 yards — merely the fifth-best in league history. And with the promise of more excitement like that, ESPN is sure to lure solid numbers throughout the season.
James Wall, a longtime CBS stage manager and actor best known as Captain Kangaroo's neighbor, Mr. Baxter, on the network's children's show, has died. He was 92.
Wall died in his sleep Wednesday in New York City after a short illness, CBS News reports.
A former vaudevillian, Wall — who was credited as Larry Wall — joined Captain Kangaroo as a ...
The over-the-top flamboyance of Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare) has been a joy to watch, but will this 3000-year-old vampire king finally meet his undignified end, on his knees and in the sun, in Fangtasia's parking lot? Tonight's third-season finale may feature more than one bloodsucker's death — remember that Russell is handcuffed to Eric — but it also appears that Sookie's constant frustration at being used as the undead's plaything may render all vampires dead to her forever.
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In a stroke of great casting, Jane Lynch guest stars as boorish Sam's even more boorish mother, whom Sam has described in the past as having questionable hygiene, bad driving skills and poor taste in men. Tonight, a huge fight between Sam and her mom results in Sam bunking at Carly's place, but Sam's rude behavior as a houseguest has Carly and Spencer ready to evict her. Carly soon realizes that the only way to remedy her situation is to get Sam and her mom to resolve their issues.
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Television this week needs an American Red Cross telethon, stat! Jax's blood boiled on Sons of Anarchy. Top Chef's Kelly had no time for first aid, so she encased her bloody finger in a rubber glove. New Jersey's Real Housewives displayed remarkable sangfroid with a less-than-genuine hug. Vampire Diaries' Caroline, and not Jeremy, changed her life by drinking vampire blood. And Mad Men's Don Draper blunted his profound mourning with impromptu fisticuffs and a dangerously heightened blood-alcohol level. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Let It Bleed Edition.